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Death Cab for Cutie | Keys and Codes
Generally, Ben Gibbard is indie rock's über-dork godfather. But here he just sounds like a dork.
| December 02, 2011
2009: The top 10 in pop music
Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
| December 25, 2009
Populous With Short Stories | Drawn in Basic
Fans of Ben Gibbard will savor the insistent charm of Short Stories’ voice: a nasal but deftly melodic boy croon with a flair for neatness and a soft spot for slightly overdone harmonizing.
Morr Music (2008)
| October 22, 2008
Peter Bjorn and John | Seaside Rock
It’s really pointless. And somewhat nice.
Almost Gold/Star Time | 2008
| October 01, 2008
Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008
The chill of victory.
Passion Pit, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Bob Mould, Amanda Palmer, the Presidents of the United States of America, and Death Cab for Cutie at Bank of America Pavilion, May 10
| May 14, 2008
“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
| May 07, 2008
Death Cab’s Chris Walla aims for the heart and the mind
Chris Walla knows he’s never going to make a Steely Dan album.
| February 05, 2008
Going on sale: March 2, 2007
Jonatha Brooke, Damien Rice, Rasputina, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| February 26, 2007
The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
| December 28, 2006
Ben Gibbard, the unassuming singer-songwriter who fronts the Seattle-by-way-of-Bellingham foursome Death Cab for Cutie, is, as he puts it, just 45 minutes from “walking out my door and going to San Francisco for Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit.
The slow, steady rise of Death Cab for Cutie
| November 02, 2006
Broken Social queens
Since rising to indie prominence with 2002’s You Forgot It in People , Canada’s Broken Social Scene have famously perfected the art of spreading themselves far too thin in all the right ways.
Feist reveals her avant side and Stars’ Amy Millan goes solo
SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON
| September 11, 2006
Gorillaz in the midst
Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
| May 17, 2006
Death Cab for Cutie and Franz Ferdinand
Refugees from the heady indie explosion of 2003, Franz and Death Cab are currently sharing space on a concert poster featuring an emo-like Band-Aid heart and a MySpace logo.
Nothing in common
| April 15, 2006
Punk’s courtship of Americana has always been a natural one.
The country excursion of Jenny Lewis, the Elected, and Neko Case
| March 14, 2006
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